The evolution of the electric bus

The lure of silent and zero emissions transport has extended into the bus segment, and on a global scale. This special report takes a closer look at the key developments and trends facing manufacturers, fleet operators and various other stakeholders in this space.

Special report: The evolution of the electric bus

From smooth silent motion to the ability to operate not only in low and zero emission zones, but even inside buildings, buses are going electric, with private, city and regional fleet operators keen to tap into their myriad benefits.

In this exclusive Automotive World special report, bus manufacturers, fleet operators and other stakeholders present a range of perspectives on the evolution of the electric bus.

In this report:

  • High costs mean new ways are needed to add up the figure for the electric bus
  • Interview: Håkan Agnevall, President, Volvo Buses
  • Electric buses already a reality in China
  • Fuel cell buses a likely addition to urban transport mix
  • PTA partnerships essential for electric bus success, says VDL
  • Buses the easiest, most logical vehicles to electrify – Proterra
  • Supplier flexibility essential for electric bus market diversity
  • ElectriCity highlights the benefits of integrated electric transportation
  • A view from the ground: European megacities march towards electrification
  • Rise of the shuttle: new bus concepts could transform public transport

Special report: The evolution of the electric bus features insight from experts at:

  • Christoph Domke, Director-Mobility, KPMG
  • Håkan Agnevall, President, Volvo Buses
  • Peter Nordin, City Mobility Director, Volvo Buses
  • Ryan Popple, Chief Executive, Proterra
  • Mia Gu, Senior Brand Communication, BYD
  • Geert van Hecke, Director of Public Transport Sales, Van Hool
  • Alex de Jong, Business Manager, Public Transport, VDL Bus & Coach
  • Mark Mohr, Head of Development, Commercial Vehicles, ZF
  • Pontus Wallgreen, Senior Lecturer, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Tom Cunnington, Head of Bus Contracts and Development, Transport for London